Ebee Price – 10.0 Bars

That’s the score EVERYONE gave (including Greg Marsden) … aside from the judges.

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… In scoring news, it’s March. That’s all you need to know. The judges felt like they had permission to start throwing out the 10s like candy again, to least to everyone who isn’t named Elizabeth Price. …

… the craziest scores weren’t the 10s but unjustified 9.925s and 9.950s that pushed the totals up and made the 10s almost necessary. …

Balance Beam Situation

Many feel Ebee is the girl to beat in the AA at Championships 2016.

Aly Raisman Talks Code of Points & Injuries

I hope FIG WTC listens to their Olympic Champion. She’s right.

Rules should be set with respect to the health and safety of competitors.

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The FIG Medical Commission should have more input to WTC. 😦

(via Inside Gymnastics)

Gabby’s incorrect Bars D-score

At American Cup Gabby was awarded 6.5 D-score in the official results.

On Papa Liukin I saw a comment from A Houstonian GymNerd:

While this would have been correct with her intended routine, she inserted a stalder between her Endo ½ and the Shap ½, thus taking away 0.1 CV.

In-bar full (E)-piked tkatchev (E)-Pak(D) 0.3CV
In-bar ½ (D)-Endo ½ (D)-Stalder ©-Chow ½ (E) 0.1 CV
In-bar (D)
DLO (D)
Eight elements: DDDDDEEE = 3.5
CV = 0.4
EGR = 2.5

D-score = 6.4

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… who can forget Gabby receiving credit for an Amanar when she didn’t even do one?

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Papa Liukin

Judges at the 2012 Pacific Rim called that Vault an Amanar. The worst judging I can recall in many, many years. There was no correction. No reprimand to the judges. 😦

‘Smart Rings’ at Jr Europeans

Great news. Artistic Gymnastics judging will finally include a truly objective component.

‘Smart Rings’ is a project by InnoSportLab with automatically measures the time for hold elements on Rings. As reported earlier the Smart Ring was tested at the 2015 European Championships in Montpellier. Later the system was successfully tested as an integrated part of a 4 way competition between BEL, NED, SUI and ROU.

In light of the positive tests, the UEG Men’s Technical Committee has decided to put the system in action, as an official part of the scoring at the upcoming European Championship for Juniors in Bern, SUI. The system will be managed by two appointed judges who will control the input based on agreed methodology.

The Men’s Technical Committee thanks the company InnoSportLab (NED), and the Apparatus supplier Janssen-Fritsen, for the close cooperation. …

UEG Newsletter

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. The demo shown is not perfect, but it gives you an idea how it works.

Dwight Normile on the Code of Points

2016 marks the 10th year under the current Code of Points, which tried to repair an ineffective judging system from 2004 by creating — and adding — two separate scores: “Difficulty” and “Execution.” …

It is debatable whether this rather one-dimensional Code, which continues to get tweaked as problems arise, has actually improved the sport or its evaluation. …

The State of the Sport

10 Judging system

Dwight much preferred the perfect 10 Codes of Points, as do I.

Rewriting Russian Gymnastics weighs in. And agrees. IG – The State of the Sport

FIG Technical Committees have not done a good job of tweaking the open ended Codes, in my opinion. They are today at least as problematic as the 2004 perfect 10 Codes.

If you are interested in this topic, you’ll need to buy Dvora Meyers’ upcoming book July 5, 2016.

The End of the Perfect 10

Prince Albert Gymnastics SURVIVOR

For the second weekend in a row I was up in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Despite being in one of the least populated areas in North America, this town of less than 40,000 people has a terrific Gymnastics Facility.

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Prince Albert Aerials did an excellent job hosting an Artistic (WAG/MAG), Trampoline & Tumbling competition. Theme: Survivor. (Like the Reality T.V. show.)

Using the American J.O. rules for the first time really speeded up the judging. 🙂